The new file formats went live April 15, 2012. The end-of-line (EOL) marker is line feed '\n' (LF, 0x0A, 10 in decimal). The data files are here. Links to the final file formats are below.
The new files are pipe delimited. There are numerous differences in the file formats when compared to the old fixed width file formats. The FEC Record number will be 19 digits instead of 7 digits. We will include both employer and occupation as separate data fields. The transaction date is in a single data field. Please review the file formats carefully.
We added three (3) columns: FEC electronic file number, transaction ID and entity type.